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Dr. Michael Collier



Contact Information

  • Department: Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Homeland Security
  • Office: Stratton 281
  • Mailing Address: 250 Stratton Building 521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond, KY 40475
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-6762


Dr. Collier’s current research and publications focus on intelligence analysis and intelligence information sharing at the local, state, and federal levels.  His most recent publication is a book chapter entitled Intelligence Analysis in the book Homeland Security and Intelligence, in a post-9/11 environment (Praeger, 2010).  His latest books include Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin, Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption (Routledge, 2005) and Terrorism Preparedness in Florida, Improved Since 9/11, But Far From Ready (FIU, 2005).  His current book project is Security and Intelligence Analysis

Dr. Collier is the EKU Homeland Security Program Coordinator.  In addition to his academic teaching and administrative duties, he is closely involved with Kentucky Homeland Security and Emergency Management institutions across the state. He is also an active member of the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDECA) and International Association of Intelligence Educators (IAFIE).  Prior to his arrival at EKU, he was a Professor of National Security and Intelligence Studies at American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia.  He is also a former Director of Research and Academic Programs at Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center. 

Dr. Collier is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander.  In a 22-year U.S. Coast Guard career, he was a specialist in deepwater cutter operations and a sub-specialist in law enforcement and military intelligence.  He served senior officer tours as Coast Guard and Police Attaché in the U.S. Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia; Commanding Officer, USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910); and as Deputy Director of Intelligence, Joint Interagency Task Force East, Key West, Florida. 

Dr. Collier received a B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1974), an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the U.S. Defense Intelligence College (1986), and a PhD in International Relations from Florida International University (2000).

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:
Intelligence Analysis
Interagency Operations
Homeland Security Policy Analysis
Homeland Threats and Hazards

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